Friday, January 29, 2010

Running Away to Form a Grrl Band

Shhh. Don't wake the family.

It's nearly midnight, and I just got back from a night out with a friend. I met up with her at a local music venue (a.k.a dive bar) at which an all-girl punk/rock band was playing.

Now that I'm home, everyone is sleeping. It's peaceful and I can hear the rain on the sky light and the roof. (Well, I can sort of hear it over the ringing in my ears). But now I have an itch to plug my cheap electric guitar into my cheap amp and tear it up. But that would, indeed, wake the family, so maybe I shouldn't.

Watching the grrls was awesome. The drummer was awesome. About the singer and guitarists, I kept thinking: I could do that. And oh how fun it would be. So if you don't hear from me again, you'll know that I waved goodbye to my teaching job, grabbed my axe, and hit the road (with family in tow, of course).

10 comments:

Studentmum said...

Can I be the base player - I promise I won't sing!

Ink said...

Can I please be a backup singer? I'm so ready.

No pressure, though. If that doesn't work out, I may join the derby circuit (inspired by Whip It).

baxie said...

r/e the family:
all bands need roadies!

Anonymous said...

I will totes play keyboard with you!
jc

TKW said...

I'll just be a groupie and follow you everywhere!

Contemporary Troubadour said...

It sounds like it was a terrific night :)

GEW, I'm dying to know what the name of your band would be!

Gaga said...

You have to take Gaga and Papa, too.
(My word verification is "unote.")

rocketscientista said...

If you need a scientist grrl guitarist, I'm in. I've always wanted to have a band like that.

The Thirty-Something Bride said...

Methinks someone was buzzed and blogging.....

I don't think that when I see musicians, I think that when I see Project Runway."Pfft. I could SO make that."

Oh! And since I'm thinking about it right now...I was watching some gay Jennifer Aniston movie on the plane ride home. She plays a florist who falls for some dude with a dead wife. It sucked and I didn't finish it, BUT the cool thing was that ONE OF MY LAMPS was in the flower shop where JA's character worked! I saw all these shots OF MY LAMP!!! IN A MOVIE! How cool is that? I feel like SUCH a rock star.

loveskidlit said...

All you need is a long term babysiterrr!